College of William and Mary, Mathematics

1050 13361Position ID: 1050-LECT1 [#13361, F0993W]
Position Title: Lecturer of Data Science
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Williamsburg, Virginia 23187, United States [map]
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: none (posted 2018/12/12)
Position Description:    

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The William & Mary Data Science Program invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure-track lecturer position, with the possibility of a contract extension depending on performance and funding. Position will begin August 10, 2019. We seek a strong teacher-advisor who can both successfully teach python-based courses in data analytics, as well as help students navigate the rapidly growing Data Science Program at William & Mary. The position carries a typical teaching load of three courses during the fall and spring semesters, with one course release for administrative duties to the Data Science Program.

The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of data analytics, with a strong interest in teaching to multidisciplinary, liberal arts audiences, including students in disciplines outside of traditional STEM areas. Experience in using alternative data analysis languages, such as R. The successful candidate will teach introductory modeling for Data Science, machine learning, and an upper-level Data Science course in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Required Qualifications M.S. or ABD in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or advanced degree with published work that utilizes extensive big data analytics.

Preferred Qualifications Ph.D. in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics or Geography by the time the appointment begins, August 10, 2019. Prior university teaching experience and applied experience outside of academic settings is preferred.

Information on the Data Science Program is at Our program was established in fall 2017 with over 45 majors and minors enrolled. Faculty affiliated with the program come from Applied Science, Biology, Center for Geospatial Analyses, Computer Science, Economics, English, Geology, Government, Kinesiology & Health Sciences, Linguistics, and Psychological Sciences. William & Mary is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, convenient to Richmond (the state capital) and Washington, DC. For questions, please contact Matthias Leu, Director Data Science Program (phone 757-221-7497, email:

Applicants must apply online at Please submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter including statement of teaching and research interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, February 1, 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. William &Mary conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Contact: Matthias Leu, 757-221-7497
Postal Mail:
Department of Biology
Data Science Program
College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795 540 Landrum Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
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